Vastly increased offshore patrols, aerial surveillance and monitoring have ensured illegal fishing has been kept at bay in England’s seas since the UK became an independent coastal state on 1 January 2021.
Dale Rodmell, Assistant Chief Executive at the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), looks at how the fishing industry are helping to plan for our seas. Fisheries are one of the oldest and most widely distributed of all marine activities …
Engagement officer for marine planning, Cheryl Nicholson, wants to hear your views. Many of you involved in marine planning for our seas will have received a survey from us recently, asking about our work and its impact on you and …
Evidence specialist Aisling Lannin looks at newly published reports for marine planning. Marine planning for the seas around England will not only consider the environment and industries which rely on such an important resource, but also the social and …
A project which saw the installation of a new reef and art project off the Dorset coast in early August is an unusual example of the MMO's marine licensing remit.
Gill Stephenson, Head of Communications at the MMO, discusses moving the MMO website to GOV.UK.
Last week the South coast was buzzing with lively discussion at four workshops held in Eastbourne, Southampton, Weymouth and Exmouth which set out the vision and objectives of marine plans.
Phil Haslam, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, details the importance of fisheries and marine environmental management in relation to marine planning.
Publication of the MMO’s Seascape Assessment for the South inshore and offshore marine plan areas marks a major advance in bringing seascape effectively into the evidence base for marine plan preparation.
Since we announced marine planning for the South in 2012, we’ve been gathering evidence and views to shape our Vision and Objectives.
Almost 8,500 ships of 300 tonnes or over went through English waters in a recent six-week study period.